Indian American organizations in partnership with the Federation of Indian Associations of NY-NJ-CT-NE marked the fateful day of September 11, 2001, when nearly 3,000 lives were lost and many were scarred for life in the deadliest terrorist attack in the history of the US with an event at the iconic Times Square in Manhattan.
A moment of silence and prayers was held to pay tribute to the victims of 9/11.
The event was attended by Consul General of India NY Randhir Jaiswal; Deputy Consul General NY Dr Varun Jeph; Jaipur foot USA Chairman Prem Bhandari; FIA President Kenny Desai; FIA Chairman Ankur Vaidya and Chairman of Bihar Foundation of North America Alok Kumar; Howdy Modi fame sitarist Rishab Rikhiram Sharma amongst others.
CG Jaiswal emphasized the need to embrace peace-filled harmony and non-violence, as preached by Mahatma Gandhi.
The diaspora attended peaceful, non-religious, non-political gatherings, expressing their concerns about the recent incidents of hate crime. The community representatives expressed their concerns about the recent attack on Mahatma Gandhi’s statue in NYC and other US cities.